Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2015 | Selected Topics | COPD: A Growing Epidemic Among the Elderly
How to earn contact hour credit
This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.
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This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this lecture, you will be better able to:
- Identify patients with COPD based on currently accepted diagnostic criteria.
- Describe a logical algorithm to use for the stepwise treatment of patients with COPD.
- Describe non-pharmacologic techniques for treating COPD.
Joshua Benditt, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, UW School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
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